The progress of key projects led by Waikato District Health Board’s Maori Health service Te Puna Oranga were outlined to the DHB Board at its monthly meeting in Hamilton yesterday (26 November).
The key principles for all initiatives involving Te Puna Oranga are:
- Target Maori and high needs non-Maori
- All products and services will be free
- Working in partnership with others
- Innovation and creativity
- Tikanga Maori.
Project 270 is a project which seeks to combat child/whānau poverty across the greater Waikato area. The initiative is called Project 270 as over 270 thousand children in Aotearoa /New Zealand live below the poverty line.
In his presentation, Te Puna Oranga general manager Ditre Tamatea talked about some of the initiatives including Warm our Whare, Whare Ora and Kai in Schools. Read the Maori Health omnibus and view Te Puna Oranga’s presentation to board.
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